Saturday, April 14, 2012

Magical

There is something magical about a really long skirt. Am I right or am I right? When a skirt is so long it rests on my toes and flirts with the floor, well, I just get really happy. 


I bought this skirt at a thrift shop yesterday. When I saw it on the rack, I wasn't sure about the print, but when I tried it on, it was so comfortable and such a perfect length, I decided it was coming home with me. Now, I like the print. Flowers. Everyone likes flowers. They are a universally beautiful thing. What's not to like?


This is my new necklace. It is from Forever21. When I buy things from Forever21, I feel kind of silly because I am an adult woman and the store is geared toward 14-year-old girls, but what can I say? I like this necklace.


I never feel silly buying things from thrift stores. Buying second-hand clothing is the best thing ever. I love the hunt. I love the prices. I love taking something that might seem initially tacky or old fashioned and putting my own spin on it so it feels fabulous. I love the surprised looks I get when people ask me where I got my great dress/skirt/shoes/skirt and I reply "The Goodwill." Do you see my manic grin? That's a visual expression of how I feel about thrifting.

32 comments:

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I think the print is lovely, and I agree with you about long flowy skirts. I only have one. But my Stylestalker Palazzo pants have become a favourite, I love wearing them.

And I'm with you about thrift store and vintage shopping. I've also recently tried buying more handmade clothing :)Have a great weekend!

LoveT. said...

Amazing Skirt ♡

xoxo

Luna Tiger said...

Your necklace is beautiful !
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Style Sud-Est said...

Your hair down is lovely !
I did not recognize you! No joke!
This is a wonderful look for you!
I go to Forever 21and i am 52!
They have good basics and cheap trendy clothes, which i like and mix with my vintage, thrifted items.
Thrifting is great you always end up with a unique piece and do not blend in with the rest of the crowd.

Have a great Saturday

Ariane xxxx

Miss Maple said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I like your necklace and I can't find that it's a necklace for only teenagers.
I can underline every word you write about thrifting cause I feel completely the same. Best wishes! Have a marvellous Sunday!

pastcaring said...

It's great to feel excited about what you're wearing! Especially if it was a bargain, and something that someone else didn't want.
Your skirt is beautiful, I would wear it in a heartbeat (you know I love a maxi) and it makes me happy to look at you feeling happy in it! xxx

Mica said...

Love you "manic" grin! You're adorable! :) I really like that maxi skirt too!

I wish we had thrift stores nearby I'd be sure to shop them more often!

Sara said...

I love long skirts too..they give me a great sense of freedom for whatever reason..I just feel like dancing in a field..lol This skirt is amazing!

That necklace is FABULOUS; love the color.

hattitude said...

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i love the necklace! but agreed nothing fits me in forever 21...it's for tweens!

talk soon wild child
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Melanie said...

Whoa!! That last photo is AWESOME!! Truly, you look fabulous here!! I like everything about this photo, the backdrop, what you're wearing, and best of all, your expression!

I'm am so into maxis lately. What I love is how I feel naked when I wear them. Do people understand that my legs are bare under there?! How shocking! How daring. How fun! It's like wearing a bath towel except you know it won't fall down. And a maxi usually looks betterm than a towel...

Connie said...

You look super gorgeous. Love long twirly skirts, too.

tiarenie said...

This skirt looks great on you! Good find.

Well... said...

There's definitely something elegant about long skirts! Love the print on yours too, and the beautiful necklace <3

Trendy Teal

vintage process said...

Great pictures!! I love it!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

i don't have any long skirts as I fear they might make me look frumpy, now I'm bigger. You look great and I'm suprised forever21 do such a lovely grown up necklace

Young at Heart said...

truly magical....what and excellent find its a gorgeous skirt!!

Florencece said...

you look really awesome!
fantastic skirt :D

xoxo, Florencece

Shybiker said...

I share your enthusiasm for thrifting. And this skirt is very attractive.

My belief about shopping is that an item stands on its own: if a necklace is nice, it doesn't matter which store you bought it in. Which is why I, like you, shop in "young" stores looking for the occasional gem.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I like what you wrote about long skirts - resting on your toes and flirting with the floor! And what a lovely skirt this is. Good find! The white on black pattern is very pretty (more so, I'm convinced, than if it was in color).

I find that these days I only go into Forever 21 to look at jewelry and accessories.

Rachael said...

I agree! There is just something wonderful about long skirts.

Today I’ve done a post with tips for buying fresh flowers if you’d like to take a peak.Rx

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Brittany Sims said...

Haha, I'm 20 and I shop at forever 21 so don't feel bad. I love it.

Forest City Fashionista said...

There is something wonderful about a floor-grazing skirt and that one looks fab on you! The necklace is really pretty, and a great colour against the navy - I have bought jewellery at Forever 21 and I'm a lot older than you (mind you that's the only thing I buy there)

Eli said...

Personally I'm looking for a long black skirt too. Off to the thrift store I go!

Natalie Leung said...

really cute look :) now following!

natalie
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Une parisienne... said...

I love your long skirt and you're so funny on the last picture !!!
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jess said...

That skirt has such a pretty print.

Caitie said...

don't you just love when a piece of clothing makes you feel amazing?! you look great, such a classic print!

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The Jones said...

This floral print is gorgeous! And I'm in total agreement on long skirts...they are just instantly elegant and cool.

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Marisa Violeta said...

I wish I could wear long skirts as good as you :) There is indeed something special about them!

Rose H (UK) said...

Lovely skirt, and it looks so good!
Best wishes
Rose H

The Midwest Muse said...

I love your SKIRT!

Emily Peebles said...

I love maxi skirts! They're so breezy and stylish. You look lovely, as well! I too love that surprised thrift store look. Nothing beats it!